23 June, 2002
There’s nothing like a group project to get students talking and they work well if:
23 June, 2002
This is an ice-breaker / warmer for the first time a class meets. It is suitable for all ages and levels. It should take 15 - 25 minutes.
23 June, 2002
An essential skill in communicating and keeping up a conversation is the ability to ask questions. Students sometimes get lots of chances...
23 June, 2002
This is a simple way to improve students' concentration during listening activities.
23 June, 2002
This is a fun activity which helps students listen out for key words.
23 June, 2002
These are activities that encourage students to talk about their plans for the summer.
23 June, 2002
This speaking activity for higher-level beginners up to upper intermediate involves students working in pairs to make up excuses.
23 June, 2002
An essential skill in communicating and keeping up a conversation is the ability to ask questions. Students sometimes get lots of chances...
23 June, 2002
These notes on dictation come from a talk presented by Edna Equihua, 22 August, 2003.
23 June, 2002
If you have students that aren't very confident or happy about speaking this is a good idea that always works for me.
23 June, 2002
All levels and ages enjoy tongue twisters. They work well as a warm up to get students speaking, and they help students to practise...
23 June, 2002
This is a great activity for getting students talking. I have used it successfully with many different levels and age groups and have found...
23 June, 2002
I have been teaching in Brazil for almost two years and I absolutely love what I do. Throughout these 19 months I have tried some...
23 June, 2002
This simple activity encourages students to predict language for situations before they listen. It is closely related to question styles...
23 June, 2002
These notes on dictation come from a talk presented by Edna Equihua.
23 June, 2002
This is a lively activity to practise prepositions of place: "Let's play basketball!"
23 June, 2002
I start with the seven vowel phonemes that the letters of the alphabet can be divided into. I encourage students to try and guess the...
23 June, 2002
Here are five useful ways that I have used to try to encourage my teenage learners to use more English in class.
23 June, 2002
This activity is based on the format of most of the quiz shows currently shown on television. I have tried it with different ages and...
1 January, 1970
This activity simulates ‘chatting’ – a popular (online) communication process which has features common to both speaking and writing.

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